June 30, 2021
North Carolina Railroad Company Announces New General Counsel
Robert Dobronski

RALEIGH, NC – June 30, 2021:  The North Carolina Railroad Company is welcoming Robert Dobronski as its General Counsel.  Dobronski offers more than 15 years of experience leading and advising short line railroads.  He joins the team July 6, 2021.  

“Robert really understands the railroad industry,” says NCRR President and CEO, Carl Warren.  “I’m impressed with Robert’s leadership and practical approach to railroading, as well as his knowledge of sales and marketing, real estate and federal railroad regulations.  He is bringing a breadth and depth of knowledge at an important time.” 

“I am truly excited by the opportunity to join NCRR and look forward to working with the entire team,” says Dobronski.  “I see NCRR being in a unique position and on the verge of remarkable change and substantial growth that will have a wide-reaching beneficial impact on North Carolina.” 

Dobronski most recently served as Vice President and General Counsel of the Adrian and Blissfield Railroad Company in Westland, Michigan.  He also has a track record of teaching and mentoring others, having served as an adjunct lecturer and professor at Eastern Michigan University and Michigan State University.  He also attended the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, where he graduated in 2019 with an Executive Master of Business Administration degree. 

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